Read “The Rural Connection” Winter 2018 Issue

February 2, 2018

Innovative Health Technologies

This issue of “The Rural Connection” focuses on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to provide innovative health care technology options for Veterans, especially in the area of telemedicine.

This issue highlights the innovative ways VA is working to increase access to care for rural Veterans. As Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, M.D. emphasized, “We’re removing geography as a barrier so that we can speed up access to Veterans and really honor our commitment to them.”

In case you missed it, last quarter’s issue featured some of the ways VA is restoring trust with Veterans and ways they relate to increasing access to care for rural Veterans.

As you will read throughout these articles, ORH and its partners are committed to make a healthy difference in the communities in which Veterans work and live. Our ultimate goal remains to increase access to care and services for Veterans who reside in rural and highly rural communities.